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DRIVING - CB RADIOS AND THE "PSY" aka - COPS - in Poland


Maluch 30 | 95
13 Jul 2014  #1
Picked up a new toy recently and it came with a CB radio ;)

what exactly is the deal with these? I would say... 20-30% ..maybe more of driver's have one. I know it is to warn each other about cops which is really kewl.

Any good channel recommendations or other tips? I got a bit of chatter on 18 and 19 but quality quite low (maybe its my CB) or just a night drive with few people out there
kpc21 1 | 763
13 Jul 2014  #2
A channel designed for road traffic is 19.

It is used not only to warn about cops (on CB called "miśki", not "psy"), but for example to ask about how to get somewhere, or to ask generally about interruptions on the road, not only cops, but also for example traffic jams.

Be aware that language on CB traffic channel may be not necessarily understandable to a person who don't use it, not to mention a foreigner :) They use words in totally different meaning.
OP Maluch 30 | 95
13 Jul 2014  #3
i can learn! :)

very cool - hopefully it works today when there are more people on the road
JurekBenelli - | 10
22 Jul 2014  #4
I am using CD Radio in my car when on the long trips when in Poland .I find it very helpful and assuring when it comes to any police warnings.

Cheers
Jerzy
sobieski 107 | 2,129
22 Jul 2014  #5
I know it is to warn each other about cops which is really kewl.

Which puts you in the same league as that maniac in Sopot.
OP Maluch 30 | 95
23 Jul 2014  #6
...and the same league as about 20-30% of Polish Drivers on the roads.... Curious though - what happened in Sopot?

CB works great ! Just needed new wire for the antenna. my girlfriend and I always stay entertained on long drives chatting with other drivers :)

'jak drush-ka? jak drush-ka?' "czysty !
smurf 39 | 1,982
23 Jul 2014  #7
they are pointless, just download the driving app Yanosik for your phone and you'll see where all cameras, speed traps and patrols are.
Monitor 14 | 1,821
23 Jul 2014  #8
When you want something to help with car trips, then this app should be substantial help: yanosik.pl. It works with most of devices, warns against speed controls, inspections, photo-radars, dangers has very good information about traffic jams too.

wow, Smurf was faster :)
krecik89 3 | 60
23 Jul 2014  #9
Curious though - what happened in Sopot?

thenews.pl/1/9/Artykul/176820,Prosecutors-arrest-Sopot-driver-following-weekend-carnage

se.pl/wydarzenia/kraj/sopot-ten-debil-rozjechal-22-osoby_413079.html
PC_Sceptic - | 70
23 Jul 2014  #10
Interesting, CB radios are on decline in the US but a hit in Poland.

What I do (and I usually obey traffic laws) is either using smartphone app(s), that tells all about light and speed cameras locations, position of state troopers (yes trooper/police car is emitting by GPS his position which is/are intercepted)

But the best trick is spray, for license plate. it creates glossy cover and during snapshot all what camera is getting is the reflection, no numbers/letters, no crime :D

Must be sprayed every 3 days , more often if the is a rain or one goes to car wash. Works like a charm :-)

The only problem is with helicopters that calculate speed by how fast the vehicle is passing the middle 5 meters long white lines between the lanes.

youtube.com/watch?v=G0I0OxVK04Q

phantomplate.com
OP Maluch 30 | 95
23 Jul 2014  #11
thanks for smartphone app - will look into that :)

but ... (and call me old fashioned here) in this age of smartphones apps. facecrack etc etc.... I like the ethereal nature of CB radio with the sqwack and cackle of imperfect communication - signals mixed... its awesome !

krecik - thanks for links (my polish not that good though) what's the connection with CB radio here? did he listen in to avoid cops catching him for awhile?
krecik89 3 | 60
23 Jul 2014  #12
krecik - thanks for links (my polish not that good though) what's the connection with CB radio here? did he listen in to avoid cops catching him for awhile?

Which puts you in the same league as that maniac in Sopot.

Sobieski made the above comment and someone asked more about it.

I do really like Janosik. Maps aren't great but it's used widely so warnings about police stops are updated regularly. I also like CB but it's a big old aerial you need. Re: your Polish not being good how will you understand the Polish CB chatter?


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